We all know Florida gets hot. Alachua, although a quiet and beautiful city, still experiences the Sunshine State’s heat waves. Naturally, residents wish to stay cool in the heat of the summer months when temperatures can rise up to 100 degrees or more. Sure, it might be comfortable to set your thermostat to a low temperature, but there are other, less costly ways to keep your apartment cool when it’s hot outside of your apartment in Alachua, FL.
Here are a few quick tips to help save money when cooling:
- Turn your air conditioning’s thermostat to a higher temperature, around 78 degrees, when you’re not at home (but it’s not advisable to turn off your A/C when you’re out, since this makes your A/C work much harder and use more energy when you come home)
- Set your thermostat to a higher temperature in the daytime than at night
- Use your ceiling fans and floor fans to help make your apartment feel cooler
- Close your blinds to block out the hot Florida sunshine
- Avoid excessive lighting
Incorporating these changes can make a world of difference both in your apartment and on your utilities bill. If you have any further questions about how to cut down on cooling costs in your apartment in Alachua, FL, feel free to give us a call or stop by our leasing office. We are always happy to serve our residents.